Year 10 Urban Experience, Melbourne
Our Year 10 cohort arrived home on Friday 19th May, tired but clearly invigorated by their 4-day experience in Melbourne judging by the overwhelming positive feedback we received. Seeing Melbourne at night from the Skydeck was a firm favourite, as was the visit to the MCG and the Melbourne Zoo. The visit to the Jewish Shule in St Kilda was found “interesting” though perhaps a bit lengthy. All appreciated listening to a talk by a Holocaust Survivor and we thank him for his time, and his bravery in sharing his personal story. It was not lost on our students the gravity of meeting an actual Holocaust Survivor, and they were extremely respectful as we would expect.
Many students said that they would have liked more time in the city, and more time to ‘catch their breath’ between daytime and evening activities. It certainly is a jam-packed 4 days. All agreed that the experience of travelling around Melbourne’s CBD independently, using public transport was an interesting and valuable experience in itself, and this certainly is timely given Year 10 students are looking very closely at their study and career paths.
Thank you so much to teachers Jo Lynn, Sarah Elphick, Amanda Steer, Cam Cornell, Carlee Hill & Rebecca Kennett for their supervision over the 4 days, and to Ron Webb for running the planning sessions prior to ‘camp’.